Shawls are a classic crochet project. They are fun to make and easy to give as gifts. This collection of free beginner crochet shawl patterns will inspire you to get started on making crochet shawls. Of if you’re an experienced crocheter, find ideas for a quick and easy project that you’ll love making.
I love having a shawl project on hand all the time. Since I get bored easily, it’s nice to have a shawl project in progress as a break from other projects.
They’re also great projects because they don’t take too long to make. They’re easier than sweaters and faster than blankets.
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You’ll find patterns here for shawls in different shapes including lots of rectangular shawls and triangle shawls. There are also a few unusual shapes too like boomerang, asymmetrical, and even a lightning-shaped shawl.
These easy patterns are perfect for the beginner crocheter as well as more advanced stitchers who want a relaxing project to make. The wraps also come in different sizes so you can find one perfect for your needs.
Worsted Weight Yarn Shawls
The list begins with 17 worsted weight crochet shawl patterns that are perfect for beginners. Starting your first crochet shawl with worsted weight yarn is a great choice.
Worsted weight yarn falls in the middle of the yarn weight system. So it's a standard choice for lots of projects.
This makes it both easy to find and easy to use. Plus there are a wide range of choices in worsted weight yarn.
You should easily be able to find a worsted weight yarn in your price range and made up of the fibers that you would like to use.
Bulky Weight Yarn Shawls
These next 6 patterns call for Bulky Weight Yarn. Bulky weight yarn is a little heavier and thicker than worsted weight yarn.
It's also a great choice for a first shawl especially if you'd like a shawl that is on the warmer side. Or if you'd like your next crochet project to work up quickly.
Super Bulky Weight Yarn Shawls
For an extra warm and snuggly shawl, try using Super Bulky Weight yarn. A bit heavier and thicker than regular Bulky Weight yarn, this yarn is quite warm, fluffy, and works up super fast.
There are 2 shawl patterns below that call for Super Bulky Weight yarn and that are suitable for beginners.
Dk Weight Yarn Shawls
Dk weight or double knitting yarn is a little bit lighter and thinner than worsted weight yarn. It's a great choice if you'd like your shawl to be lighter weight.
Shawls for Yarns in Lighter Weights
Many crochet shawls traditionally call for even lighter weight yarns. Don't be afraid to try a lighter weight yarn with these patterns. They are all designed with the beginner in mind.